5th AGM &
Annual Alumni Meet - 2010
Thanks to all of those who could participate in the meet on 19th December, 2010 for making the meet a very grand success; especially the aged senior alumni who took all the pains and stayed till the dinner time.
JNTU, Hyderabad is instrumental in making the meet a grand success. We gratefully acknowledge our thanks to Sri Tulsi Ram Das, Registrar; Dr Arya Sri, Director, School of Management Studies (he was a Faculty member of ECK); Dr M. Viswanadham, Director & Chief Engineer (who is an alumnus of 1982, Civil.
Team work is the backbone of our success
Sri Kondala Rao G, our Patron volunteered to fix up the venue for the meet. Smt Prameelamma (Director, Astra MW Products), our Patron has helped us with volunteers who conducted the Registration very successfully; Sri AGK Rao (1954, El), President of our Association worked like a youngster and we salute his maturity in guiding us; Sri CVSN Murthy, Vice President volunteered to fix up the dance program with his daughter; Sri Sambasiva Rao Marasa, Treasurer and Sri Seshagiri Rao Saride, Jt Secretary worked like soldiers in the assigned tasks. Thanks to other EC members in the decision making. Sri Botta Venkataramana volunteered to promise total support in the future events apart from giving away a cash award to Smt Sridevi in appreciation of the Kutchipudi dance.
The participants enjoyed networking and batch wise group photos have been taken. The sports and games have been organised by our senior alumnus Sri PSU Sarma (1958, El) and his life partner to the families. Tea and Snacks were available throughout.
The indoor program started with a prayer to Lord Ganapathi rendered by Smt M Usha Sri, daughter of our President Sri AGK Rao. The prayer was rendered so excellently by her that it has activated the senses. Introduction of the Executive Committee to the Participants was made by Sri AGK Rao, President of the Association
ECK Development Trust - Indoor Sports Stadium
A presentation was made by Sri AGK Rao and Sri P Surya Prakash, Architect about the Indoor Sports Stadium proposed to be constructed by Alumni and dedicated to the alma mater. Salient features are as follows:
Contains Ground plus 2 floors with Basket Ball and Shuttle Badminton courts, a Gymnasium and the Facilities for Indoor Games and Guest Rooms.
Proposed to be completed within 12 months.
Total outlay Rs. 3.70 Crores; 1st phase limited to Rs. 2.0 Crores;
ECK Development Trustees:
Sri Chandra Turaga
Sri AGK Rao
JNTUK: Rs. 55 Lakhs;
UGC grant: Rs. 50 Lakhs;
Donations received so far: Rs. 20 Lakhs;
Pledges: Rs. 80 Lakhs;
Required further: Rs. 165 Lakhs.
All donations will be eligible for 80G Income Tax exemption.
This is a collective effort of alumni of all batches and anywhere over the Globe.
The names of all donors will be prominently recognised in the Sports Complex like names of the Complex, Portico, Indoor courts, on the rooms etc.
1979-83 Alumni Auditorium
A presentation by Sri Raja SK about the Inauguration of the auditorium at Kakinada on 22nd Dec, 2010 by Padma Vibhushan Dr E Sreedharan (alumnus of 1953, Civil) and he invited everyone to participate. The auditorium is funded and constructed by 1979-83 batch.
We have felicitated Dr Krishna Tanuku (1970, ECE), Sri KSVN Appa Rao (1965, Mech), and Sri TRC Bose (1962, El). We got disappointed when the Chief Guest of the day, Sri SV Prasad, Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh intimated in the last moment that due to unforeseen compulsions in the office, he would not be able to come to the meet.
Dr Krishna Tanuku is presently Executive Advisor and Mentor in ISB (Indian School of Business). Dr Tanuku has an illustrious career that spans over 25 years of global experience covering the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East before joining ISB. His expertise covers from R&D to product management & marketing. It includes expansion of new markets and management including Joint Ventures in Europe, S. Korea, Japan and India. In 1994, Dr. Tanuku was recognized with an international award as
MAN of the YEAR 1994 - Management and Business Vision for
business acumen, innovative ideas, services and leadership in the field of Telecommunication and Informatics. This Award was conferred for his efforts in globalization of technologies. The full spectrum of glories of Dr Tanuku is much beyond this presentation.
Sri KSVN Appa Rao retired from BHEL, Hyderabad as General Manager and now is a Consultant to Tata Projects Ltd. Social service is hobby. He sets up
safe drinking water plants in remote villages; especially where fluoride content in the ground water is causing miseries to the residents. Our Alumni Association owes indebted parental regards to him as he is the one who seeded this Tulasi plant as a
Registered Association. He rendered great service to our Alumni community in leading various alumni meets in the past.
Sri TRC Bose is presently Managing Director of Athena Chhattisgarh Power Ltd. He is also independent Director of many institutions in Hyderabad (IVRCL Infrastructure & Project Ltd., Hyderabad; SWEW Infrastructure & Project Ltd., Kakatiya Cement & Sugar Industries Ltd., Konaseema Gas & Power Ltd., Vijai Electricals Ltd.,). Earlier to this, he relinquished charge as Director (Projects), AP Transco in December 2002. Behind his elevation as a Director of AP Transco, there are many success stories. As Chief Engineer, he commissioned 250 MW unit (green field) in 31 months as against CEA guidelines of 42 months; construction of 365KMs of 400KV D/C transmission line from Kalpaka (near Visakhapatnam) to Khammam to evacuate power from 1000MW Simhadri Thermal Power Station at Visakhapatnam in a record time of 18 months; construction of 400/200KV sub stations with 26 bays at Kalpaka in record time of 12 months; renovation of 7 units in Srisailam after floods in 1998; renovation of 110MW at stage 4 of Kothagudem Thermal Power station; he was deputed as a rep India (as a developing country) for 2 months training program on International Management Program on Hydropower in Sweden. He is one of the great pillars of our Alumni in Hyderabad and he organised many meets in the yester years.
We are proud to have all the three as our Life Members.
While the arrangements on the stage were made for the dance program, our Patron, Sri Mohan Rao spoke excellently giving a spiritual message supported by Bhagavadgita; we should organise a talk by him in the next opportunity; Baby Preenita, daughter of Sri Surya Prakash rendered a keertana beautifully; Sri Gopalakrishna (1970) inspired by the meet, read out a poem.
Smt Sridevi Mungara, daughter of our vice President Sri CVSN Murthy presented an excellent Kutchipudi dance program with her daughter Kum Chinmayi and other disciples. She is a disciple of Nrityachoodamani, 'Padmasree' Dr Sobha Naidu. Playful instances of Krishna with Gopikas were presented by Smt Sridevi and her daughter Kum Chinmayi under the title 'Nanda Nandana'. Impressed by the performance, Sri Botta Venkataramana, our Patron gave a cash award of Rs. 10, 000/- to the team of Smt Sridevi. Dr C Satyanarayana (1957), our Life Member presented a bouquet to Smt Sridevi.
The Orchestra team lead by Sri Nagesh played popular songs. The team wished to capture the total evening and they were disappointed. The program is highlighted with one of our Guests of Honour, Sri KSVN Appa Rao at the Key Board and songs rendered by one our alumnus of 1986 batch.
Mementos have been given away by Guests of Honour to all the senior alumni of 1950, 1960 and 1985 batches for the Diamond Jubilee, Golden Jubilee and Silver Jubilee; winners in the games and volunteers.
Welcome to the new Patrons and Life Members
We proudly welcome the new Patrons (2): Sri Krishna Rao JVV (1971, ECE) and Sri CK Murty (1965, Mech) and the new Life Members (16): S/s R.Rama Chandra Srinivas, A Seshagiri Rao, GV Narasimha Rao, RVK Rama Krishna Sarma, Col D H Rao, P Nageswara Rao, T Purna Chandra Rao, Dr A Sree Rama Rao, D S Venkateswarlu, N Gopala Krishna, M Veera Raju, A Babu Rao, GVS Prasada Rao, Bala Krishna Rubbala, S Venkateswara Rao, G Rama Chandra Murthy.
Now we are supported by 38 Patrons and 225 Life Members.
Dinner in the lawns with Orchestra
The dinner in the lawns with Orchestra gave an enjoyable time and this was highly appreciated even by the senior alumni who hesitated in the beginning, for the dropping temperatures.